Tuesday 29 May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Women's Voices in the Media: Changing the World

Jill Abramson, Senior Lecturer, Harvard University

Organised in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Women journalists are increasingly influencing world affairs, giving voice to underrepresented communities of women and playing an instrumental role in focusing global attention on issues and problems that might be otherwise overlooked. The distinguished journalist Jill Abramson will explore key female voices from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn in the 1930s through to Anita Hill and Jodi Kantor who broke the Harvey Weinstein story and launched the global #MeToo movement.

A Senior Lecturer at Harvard University, Jill Abramson spent 17 years in senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington Bureau Chief, Managing Editor and Executive Editor. She previously worked for The Wall Street Journal and as an investigative reporter covering money and politics. She is the author of three books including Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, co-authored with Jane Mayer.

This lecture is the first in a new series of lectures called “Women in World Affairs” which is organized by the Institute and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations to showcase the achievements of prominent American women, from different sectors and backgrounds, in world affairs.

An aperitif will be served after the event at 20:00.